1989 National Invitation Tournament

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1989 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions St. John's (5th title)
Runner-up Saint Louis (3rd title game)
Semifinalists UAB (1st semifinal)
Michigan State (1st semifinal)
Winning coach Lou Carnesecca (1st title)
MVP Jayson Williams St. John's
National Invitation Tournaments
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The 1989 National Invitation Tournament was the 1989 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 32 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Akron
UAB
Arkansas State
Boise State
California
UC Santa Barbara
Charlotte
Connecticut
Georgia Southern
Hawaii
Kent State
Michigan State
Mississippi
Murray State
Nebraska
New Mexico
New Mexico State
New Orleans
Ohio State
Oklahoma State
Penn State
Pepperdine
Richmond
St. John's
Saint Louis
Saint Peter's
Santa Clara
Southern Illinois
Temple
Villanova
Wichita State
Wisconsin

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below are the four first round brackets, along with the four-team championship bracket.[1]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Connecticut 67
  Charlotte 62
  Connecticut 73
  California 72
  California 73
  Hawaii 57
  Connecticut 79
  UAB 85
  UAB 83
  Georgia Southern 74
  UAB 64
  Richmond 61
  Richmond 70
  Temple 56
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  St. John's 70
  Mississippi 67
  St. John's 76
  Oklahoma State 64
  Oklahoma State 69
  Boise State 55
  St. John's 83
  Ohio State 80
  Nebraska 81
  Arkansas State 79
  Nebraska 74
  Ohio State 85
  Ohio State 81
  Akron 70
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Villanova 76
  St. Peter's 56
  Villanova 76
  Penn State 67
  Penn State 89
  Murray State 73
  Villanova 63
  Michigan State 70
  Michigan State 83
  Kent State 69
  Michigan State 79
  Wichita State 67
  Wichita State 70
  UC Santa Barbara 62
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  New Mexico 91
  Santa Clara 76
  New Mexico 86
  Pepperdine 69
  Pepperdine 84
  New Mexico State 69
  New Mexico 65
  Saint Louis 66
  Wisconsin 63
  New Orleans 61
  Wisconsin 68
  Saint Louis 73
  Saint Louis 87
  Southern Illinois 54

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
  UAB 65
  St. John's 76
  St. John's 73
  Saint Louis 65
  Michigan State 64
  Saint Louis 74
  • Third Place - UAB 78, Michigan State 76

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1980's) at nit.org, URL accessed November 7, 2009. Archived 11/7/09